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Bradford City 0-0 Scunthorpe United

Bradford were held to their third draw in a row as they shared a goalless stalemate with leaders Scunthorpe in front of their biggest crowd of the season.

The 21,874 fans at Valley Parade saw City enjoy the bulk of the possession, but they could not add the finishing touches to some attractive football and almost fell victim to some decent counter-attacking play by the visitors.

Bradford created the best chances in the first half but the nearest they went to scoring was in the 33rd minute when James Meredith's left-wing cross was deflected in to the path of Filipe Morais whose left-foot shot was saved by the diving Luke Daniels.

Scunthorpe's best first-half effort was a 25-yard shot from League One's top scorer Josh Morris against his former club but he was denied by Colin Doyle's save.

The Bantams went close to scoring at the start of the second half when Timothee Dieng and then Morais had shots blocked in the box after Scunthorpe's defence failed to clear Meredith's low cross.

At the other end, Morris had a 20-yard free-kick saved at the near post by Doyle and then fired over from 20 yards in the 67th minute after Paddy Madden's through-ball left him clear on goal.

In another counter-attack, Tom Hopper could only divert Madden's left-wing cross wide at full stretch.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 6VincelotBooked at 35mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forMcNultyat 73'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 14Cullen
  • 7Marshall
  • 4Law
  • 9HansonBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 2Darby
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Wallace
  • 20Goode
  • 15Toffolo
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forMantomat 85'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 55mins
  • 8Dawson
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 90+1'minutes
  • 14Hopper
  • 9MaddenBooked at 23minsSubstituted forSmallwoodat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 19Holmes
  • 21Margetts
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
21,874

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Richard Smallwood replaces Paddy Madden.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Josh Morris.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Marc McNulty replaces Filipe Morais because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Filipe Morais (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Josh Morris.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

James Hanson (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

James Hanson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe23146346202648
2Sheff Utd23145442231947
3Bolton23144530141646
4Rochdale2312383629739
5Bradford2391132819938
6Southend2310763428637
7Peterborough22106636241236
8Fleetwood239773428634
9Millwall2310493736134
10Bristol Rovers239683740-333
11Wimbledon238873428632
12Charlton2371062824431
13Northampton238693433130
14Oxford Utd238692828030
15Walsall237972631-530
16Gillingham238693137-630
17Port Vale2376102637-1127
18MK Dons2366112632-624
19Swindon2366112235-1324
20Bury2363143245-1321
21Shrewsbury2356122336-1321
22Chesterfield2363142742-1521
23Coventry2347122034-1419
24Oldham2239101226-1418
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